Originally Posted by MusicallyInspired
I stopped reading here.
...ok not really. But it's a fair point that if you're playing a Sierra game you should know to have multiple saves. Especially by the time you get to KQ5, if you've been playing them consecutively.
Also, you can't just get swallowed by the whale again and get spit back out at the island?
I didn't do it often where I'd only save in one spot and at the time the only Sierra adventure games I'd played was Quest for Glory series, which I always thought was more forgiving than KQ. Sure you could save your game there and get stuck but I always thought they gave you more of a warning (ex:dryad telling you about the dispel potion being needed). And no KQ5 CD was my first King's Quest Game from the Sierra Originals, I didn't play them in order. I quickly figured out to save often but it was a pain before I did.